Godzilla Anime Premiere Date Revealed in New Trailer

After many months of eagerly waiting, Netflix has finally announced the premiere date for their upcoming original anime film Godzilla, which will start streaming worldwide on Wednesday, January 17. The film will be streamed in over 190 countries when it hits Netflix and is the first in a trilogy of Godzilla animated movies.

The Godzilla animated movie takes the franchise into the uncharted territory of a future world in which Godzilla has dominated the Earth for the past 20,000 years with mankind as diaspora, culminating in a fateful final confrontation.

Godzilla is animated by Polygon Pictures, which did Knights of Sidonia. The director of that film, Kobun Shizuno, partnered with AJIN: Demi-Human director Hiroyuki Shshita for the Godzilla anime. Gen Urobuchi, writer of Psycho-Pass, wrote the script. Voice actors for the film include Yuuki Kaji, Takahiro Sakurai, Mamoru Miyano, Junichi Suwabe, Kana Hanazawa and Tomokazu Sugita.

The anime is the latest Godzilla film to be released after Gareth Edwards’ (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) version in 2014 and Shin Godzilla from Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi in 2016.

The next live-action film, Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros.’ Godzilla sequel, will hit theaters in 2019. Directed by Michael Dougherty, it stars Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds, and Zhang Ziyi.